Singapore resources

December 2019

  1. Presentation on Background Paper on Labour Mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with specific focus on women migrant workers

  2. Inter-regional meeting: Session 1: Bios of Speakers

November 2019

  1. Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access

    The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.

October 2019

  1. International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day

    17 - 18 December 2019

    The International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day will be held on 17-18 December 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

  2. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  3. What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

September 2019

  1. 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    25 - 26 September 2019

    The 12th AFML was held on 25-26 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. It was hosted by the Government of Thailand as the current chair of the ASEAN and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW).

  2. Agenda of Ninth Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

  3. Ninth Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region:“Promoting sound industrial relations through social dialogue on skills development in the context of future of work”

    18 - 19 September 2019

    With the continued support from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the ASEAN Secretariat, this Tripartite Regional Seminar aims to provide opportunities for governments, workers and employers of ASEAN member countries to discuss the issues concerning industrial relations, including skills policies and methodologies developments. Sharing knowledge and experience of each member state for better industrial relations and strengthened social dialogue would be an important part of the discussion.

  4. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting Enhancing Human Resources Development in ASEAN: Progress of MRAs and MRS

    12 - 13 September 2019

    The Regional Skills Technical Working Group was established in 2014, functioning primarily as a technical level working group that supports all skills-related activities of the ILO including the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN. The Regional Skills Technical Working Group meet annually, with an aim to facilitate coordination and cooperation among the ASEAN Members States, together with the ASEAN Secretariat, in moving forward the on-going MRS efforts within the ASEAN. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting is scheduled for 12-13 September 2019 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This meeting would be the first forum where discussions on the progress on the implementation of both the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) and MRS will be made, along with updates on the progress of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Frameworks.